Banned Book Week contest on social media

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Banned Book Week:  Celebrating the Freedom to Read. Quotes from banned books:  give us your favorite quote! We will post on Facebook and Twitter on the morning of each day with the following themes and ask you to reply/comment with your favorite quote (identify book/author, please).  The winner of those who reply will be announced the next day (see list of prizes at end of this post).  Everyone is encouraged to play and maybe you will be the winner. Sun...


Support Words Alive by Dining at Boudin September 17!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

  Support our friends at Words Alive today (September 17) by dining at Boudin SF at Encinitas today between 3 and 8pm. Simply print the flyer below and Words Alive will receive 20% of sales generated! Go here to print their flyer!


Interview with Drusilla Campbell by Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

BOOK REVIEW: “No Doubt” by Drusilla Campbell Review by Kit-Bacon Gressitt In my experience, writing doesn’t get easier the more you do it. But there is a growth of confidence, not much, but a nugget, like a pearl, like a tumour. … So I’ve got cancer. I’m writing.   – author Jenny Diski, London Review of Books This was supposed to be a book review. A simple critique of a new novel—In Doubt (Grand Central Publishing, August 26, 2014)—by a nice local...


Beach House Writing Salon Oct 11

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Beach House Writing Salon: Saturday, Oct. 11, in Crown Point, a full day of writing tips and advice for aspiring writers and curious readers, from five successful authors with multiple books under their belts. The five authors are SDWI’s own Caitlin Rother and Tammy Greenwood, as well as Ron Franscell, Steve Jackson, and Matthew J. Pallamary. The authors will conduct workshops, one-on-one critiques, and a panel discussion on the state and future of...


Not Your Family’s Sunday Night Dinner by Janene Roberts

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

On a stroll through the Rancho Santa Fe Library’s bookstore one lazy Saturday morning while shuffling through books on writing, I realized so often writers need good feedback on their prose and they aren’t always getting it. A lot of stories are being produced and distributed online through blog posts and print-on-demand books without a lot of editing or feedback. The need for read and critiques and editing is vitally important now more than ever because of...